It may seem obvious that if you are the only driver involved in an accident, then you must clearly be at fault, right? Well, not so fast. While it is true that there may not be an obvious second party who is at fault, you may also not be responsible for the accident. If you have suffered an injury in a single car accident, it is worth asking a professional to evaluate the circumstances of the accident to determine if you deserve compensation.
Every accident is different and the details are what matter in an injury case – especially a single car accident.
Single car accidents do not always mean the driver is to blame
In some cases, you may have been the one who ended up in an accident, but another driver took actions that made your accident unavoidable. If another driver runs a red light and you swerve to avoid hitting that car, then you may be able to sue the other driver.
Similarly, if you were driving down the highway and your car’s power steering suddenly fails, leading you to fail at executing a turn and crash into a tree, the vehicle defect is responsible. This type of claim then becomes a product liability claim. Proving a product liability claim is not simple but it is certainly worth the struggle, especially if you suffered an injury.
It is also possible that poor road conditions beyond your control caused the accident. Let’s suppose that you hit a major pothole in the road, and lose control of your vehicle. In this case, you may be able to successfully file a claim against whatever county, city or state agency is responsible for maintaining the road.
Each accident has its own set of variables to consider. Even if you think you have a legitimate claim, the laws that govern these matters can be difficult to understand and interpret correctly.
Get the help you need to get the compensation you deserve
No matter what the facts of your experience may be, you owe it to yourself to consult with an experienced attorney who is thoroughly familiar with personal injury accidents and your local justice system. A good attorney will know how to understand all the aspects of your accident to identify who may be liable and which parties you might pursue with a claim.
You can rest assured that proper legal counsel will protect your rights while seeking the fairest settlement to compensate you for your injuries.